The panther is symbolic of personal power, decisiveness, fierceness, anger, danger, darkness, death, beauty, grace, and rebirth. That’s quite a lot of symbolism for a single dream animal to carry! The panther has also been associated with intuition and feminine energy. In Christian symbolism, the panther represents protection against evil.
The dream panther has both positive and negative connotations. In the positive area, it represents your personality and characteristics like wisdom. Dreaming of a panther in this way means that you must apply that wisdom to further your cause. Negatively, a panther may represent a deceitful friend or acquaintance who wants to take advantage of you. The dream panther also represents strength in action, so it may be telling you to take a strong, definite action in order to succeed.
The actual activities of the panther in your dream and the way you feel about it are key to its interpretation. If a panther attacks you in the dream, it may indicate that you could be slandered, while killing a panther means that you will overcome false accusations. If you are afraid of the panther in your dream, it suggests that you will see unexpected cancellation of contracts. If the panther threatens you, it means that you will face disappointments in business, while the growling of a panther suggests the coming of bad news.
In some dreams, the panther represents an ignoble enemy. So if you dream of eating food with the panther, it means you will be protected from this enemy. And if you fight the panther and win, you will overcome the obstacles placed in front of you by this enemy and reach your goals despite his best efforts.